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*Premier Tour: Helmut Jahn had a profound and lasting impact on Chicago's built environment. This walking tour explores the late architect's style and influences in coordination with the current CAC exhibit Helmut Jahn: Life + Architecture.

1.75 Hours
$30 public
$15 Basic Members
FREE Donor-Level Members
Chicago Architecture Center

Over the course of 105 minutes, we’ll visit five of Jahn’s most striking buildings throughout downtown Chicago, including the James R. Thompson Center, the Xerox Center, One South Wacker, Citigroup Center and 120 N LaSalle.

In doing so, we’ll also trace the evolution of his designs in the 1980s and put his work in context with other contemporary buildings designed by competitors.

Complement your tour with a visit to the Chicago Architecture Center, where the exhibit  Helmut Jahn: Life + Architecture is on view now through October 2021.


  • This is a premier-level tour. Members will need to sign in during the checkout process to receive their discounted rate.
  • A Ventra pass is needed to take part in this tour. You can purchase a Ventra pass for an additional fee of $3.50 at the CAC Box Office. Please arrive 10-15 minutes before the tour start time.
  • Your safety is our priority. The itinerary of this tour may be altered in accordance with health and safety policies and considerations.
  • Ticket price includes entrance to the Chicago Architecture Center within 7 days of your tour. View the CAC's hours.


Upcoming Helmut Jahn: Architecture in Real Life Tours